London - World rally championship runner-up Hyundai has parted company with team principal Michel Nandan and appointed Andrea Adamo in his place after missing out on both titles last season.
Hyundai said on Wednesday that Adamo, an Italian, had taken over with immediate effect.
Monaco-born Nandan had been at the helm for six years, with the team finishing runner-up in the manufacturers' championship on three occasions.
Hyundai led both championships last year only to lose out in the end, with M-Sport Ford's Sebastien Ogier pipping Hyundai's Belgian Thierry Neuville by 18 points. Toyota won the manufacturers' crown.
"With a proven record as Customer Racing Manager, Adamo will take on the new role of Team Director, heading up Hyundai Motorsport’s WRC activities with immediate effect, in addition to his existing duties with the i20 R5 and i30 N TCR programs," Hyundai said.